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Hampton Roads is one of our nation’s biggest shipping ports, and certified combination maritime welders keep those massive ships and barges sea-worthy every day. There are lots of opportunities for maritime welders here in Norfolk, as well as in shipyards and ports all around the world. If you’re looking for an adventurous career with the chance to travel and earn a good living, check out Tidewater Tech’s Combination Maritime Welding Program.
Learning a skilled trade, like combination maritime welding, can be your way out of low-paying, dead-end jobs, and help you chart a course toward success and stability. And if you’re worried that you can’t afford training, don’t be. We offer financial assistance programs to those who qualify. Explore your passion for ship building, metal fabrication and repair, and watch your investment in training quickly pay off.
When you enroll in Tidewater Tech’s Combination Maritime Welding Program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of welding with a focus on the specialized processes involved in the shipbuilding industry. Our supportive, experienced instructors will help you master various welding and metal cutting techniques, different tools and machines, as well as becoming skilled at reading blueprints, taking measurements and assessing hazards.
Best of all, as a full-time student, you could graduate in 48 weeks!
Train hands-on in our new, state-of-the-art welding facility, and before you know it, you could be keeping our nation’s fleet afloat. If you long for nautical life, are good with your hands, and want a secure career that’s always in demand, it’s time to enroll in Tidewater Tech’s Combination Maritime Welding Program.
As a graduate of our Combination Maritime Welding Program, you’ll be ready to put your new PROGRAM skills to work at countless locations, and advance into a number of positions, including:
Whether you are a new student who wants a competitive edge in the job market, or someone who’s already in the workforce who wants to take their career to the next level, there are a number of certifications that combination maritime welders can pursue.
Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) in 3G and 4G positions
Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) in 3G and 4G positions using 3/8-inch-thick ASTM A 36 carbon steel plate
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in 6G position using 6-inch diameter ASTM A36 carbon steel pipe
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) in 3G and 4G positions using 3/8-inch-thick ASTM A36 carbon steel plate
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) in 3G and 4G positions using 1-inch-thick AASHTO M steel plate
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Maritime Shipyard Employment Safety Certification
American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Certifications in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel
American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Certifications in accordance with AWS D1.1 B2.1
Specification for Welder Procedure and Performance Qualification
Get the certifications you need and get on with an exciting career in maritime welding!
The best way to see if Tidewater Tech is right for you is to see it for yourself.
The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report that identifies your strengths, as well as the training and positions you’re best suited for.
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